United Way Worldwide CEO Gallagher resigns amid turmoil

  • The United Way of Bristol TN/VA displays a sign in Bristol, Va., showing how much money it has raised Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, for its annual fundraising goal for 2020. This year’s goal is $1,000,000 and due to the ongoing pandemic, the agency is only at about 50% of their goal. (David Crigger/Bristol Herald Courier via AP)

Brian A. Gallagher, who has led United Way Worldwide, the world’s largest privately funded nonprofit since 2009, abruptly announced his resignation Tuesday amid claims that the charity mishandled internal allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination.